The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued the phosphorus pollution limits for the Vermont segments of Lake Champlain. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports on what the limits mean for the lake.
In May, the New York Civil Liberties Union filed suit against New York state, seeking to allow farmworkers collective bargaining rights. Now, the New York Farm Bureau has filed for intervenor status in order to challenge the lawsuit.
The Vermont Green Line is a proposed project that supporters say will bring 400 megawatts of renewable energy from northern New York to the southern New England utility market. Developers held an informational meeting with the public in Beekmantown last night.
The Strand Center Gallery was created after the Strand Center for the Arts obtained and renovated the former Federal Building on Margaret Street in Plattsburgh. Its main gallery currently features artwork from the Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany/Blind Artist Society and the North Country Association of the Visually Impaired. Gallery Coordinator David Monette gives us a tour of the “In Perspective: Art of the Visually Impaired” gallery exhibition.
On May 10th, Democrats in the City of Plattsburgh chose Clinton County Legislator Colin Read as their candidate to run for mayor. Read resigned his legislative seat, setting up a special election to fill the last year of the term. County Democrats selected their candidate last week, but the candidate who was not chosen has decided to force a primary.
Young people are not required to wear helmets when skiing or snowboarding on New York slopes. A bill that would require children 14 and under to do so was recently passed by the state Senate, but has failed to move in the Assembly.
Robert Klein is a comedy legend. At least that’s what Richard Lewis, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and many other comedians say in the new film “Robert Klein Still Can’t Stop His Leg.” With it playing at the Lake Placid Film Forum and festivals across the region, Klein talks about the movie and his life in comedy.
Vermont lawmakers sustained Governor Peter Shumlin's veto of a bill that some believed would have slowed renewable energy development in Vermont, but then replaced it with one that's more to the Democratic governor's liking.
On Monday the New York State Inspector General issued a report detailing systemic breakdowns that led to the escape of two inmates from the Clinton Correctional facility in Northern New York. On Thursday, the Correctional Association of New York released a report detailing violence and abuse against inmates at the maximum security prison.